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Decision 2016: Super Tuesday for the I-95 corridor

A Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton November showdown is closer to reality after tonight’s results: Donald Trump swept all five northeastern/New England states with at least 55% of the vote, while Hillary Clinton comfortably carried three states (Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania), narrowly carried Connecticut, and only lost tiny Rhode Island. We will discuss each party’s primaries below: Democratic […]

Decision 2016: New York primary results

What a difference two weeks makes. Two weeks ago, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz upset their party’s frontrunners in Wisconsin. And while both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were expected to win New York, the margin of victory for each candidate has re-established them as their party’s front runners (although, to be precise, Hillary Clinton has […]

Decision 2016: Wisconsin weighs in

Tonight, both Democratic and Republican primary voters in Wisconsin delivered unequivocal upsets to its front runners, with high voter turnout on both sides. So what happened, and what is likely to happen in upcoming contests? Democratic contest (Revised 4/6 AM) Bernie Sanders carried the state with an overwhelming 57-43% lead over Hillary Clinton. Demographics again worked […]

Decision 2016: “Western Super Tuesday” results

Last night, Republicans held their Presidential contests in Arizona and Utah, while Democrats voted in Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. What was interesting about last night contests was that a combination of very long lines at the polls (some polling places in Arizona had 3-4 hour waits) and the contests’ all being held on Mountain Time meant […]

Decision 2016: “Super Tuesday II” results

There have been many twists and turns in the Presidential contest both on the Republican and on the Democratic side, although both Hillary Clinton (who will likely win all five contests) and Donald Trump (who will likely win four out of five contests) got the electoral oxygen they needed last night. Democratic contest Hillary Clinton […]

Decision 2016: “Super Tuesday 1.5″ results

Republicans Throughout this election season, Donald Trump’s electoral fortunes have continuously changed – almost on a weekly basis, although a pattern has begun to emerge: (1) As long as the GOP field is divided, the only thing that can hurt Donald Trump is his tendency to “push the envelope” on making unconventional statements, (2) any […]

Decision 2016: “Super Saturday”/Louisiana primary results

Until Super Tuesday, Donald Trump set the narrative for each primary contest, as he was an apparently unstoppable juggernaut. That changed on March 1, when he had a good (but not a great) night by carrying 7 out of the 11 GOP contests. And after a less than stellar debate performance this past Thursday night […]

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Decision 2016: Seven wins and seven takeaways from “Super Tuesday”

On the Democratic side, this was Hillary Clinton’s night. She won seven contests (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia), while Bernie Sanders won four (Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Vermont); What now puts Hillary on the path towards the Democratic nomination is that she clearly dominated among blacks, Hispanics, and (arguably) union voters (she carried Massachusetts over Bernie […]

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Decision 2016: Louisiana’s primary – what does it take to win?

Louisiana is holding its Presidential primary on Saturday, March 5, and early voting is already underway. Given that the race will be held in the aftermath of the 14 state contests on March 1 (also known as “Super Tuesday”) we will undoubtedly get some attention from the candidates. So what does it take for a […]

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Decision 2016: It’s Trump (South Carolina) and Clinton (Nevada)

Tonight, South Carolina’s Republicans chose Donald Trump, while Hillary Clinton won a crucial victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucus. What impact(s) do these victories have on the upcoming Presidential contests? Republicans The Republican race is slowly but surely becoming a three person race; Jeb Bush’s withdrawal tonight has narrowed the GOP field to five candidates. However, each of […]

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